Like an aspen grove, Denver Startup Week (Sept. 15-20) is the largest event of its kind, and like an aspen grove in fall, it's pure gold for entrepreneurs in the region. Also like an aspen grove, it's taken root and growing quickly.
The free event to help spur innovation and growth in startups launched in 2012. In 2013, it launched Basecamp, the metaphorical root cluster of the event, and the event grew to a total of 125 events across Denver. In 2014, Basecamp is back (it's at Ashford University's Denver Online Center at 1515 Arapahoe St.) and the conference includes more than 175 separate events at venues across Denver from the Seawall Ballroom to Gensler's offices to Breckenridge Brewing Company.
Denver Startup Week is a massive event and, unlike a traditional conference, it's not hosted at any one particular place. It's all over the place, in fact more than 60 locations across Denver are hosting events ranging from law offices to taco shops, reflecting the nature of Denver's entrepreneurial spirit. Expect a full day of events, too. During the week events start as early as 7:30 a.m. and some go on until 2 am (like the karaoke event at Beauty Bar). Once you register for the event
, you can start choosing your schedule
so you can keep track of when and where you need to be.
Currently the schedule lists at least one event each of the following places (not including the spaces mentioned above): Modworks, Infinite Monthly Theorem, Sendgrid, Mapquest, ReadyTalk, PaySimple, CU Denver's Jake Jabs Center, Galvanize, Industry, BPR Denver, Forest Room 5, Crooked Stave at The Source, Denver Union Station, MCA Denver, Connect People + Space, CSU - Denver, Epic Brewing Co., Novo Coffee, TAXI - Drive 2, Black Shirt Brewing Co., Code, Grace Skis, Talklaunch, Sendgrid, SpireMedia, Vonmod + Von Design & The Maker Lab, Luca, Code, Elevated Third, Converge, The Alliance Center, Beauty Bar, Signpost, Officescapes, iTriage, Ping Identity, Wahoo's Fish Taco, Faegre Baker Daniels, Cirro, Rally Software - LoDo, DADA Art Bar, Knotty Tie Co., Ellie Caukins Loft, McNichols Building, EffectiveUI, Elements, DU Margery Reed Hall, David Graham & Stubbs LLP, Rocky Mountain Patent, StackExchange, Wynkoop Brewing, Photobucket, Convercent, Turing School, Geotech Environmental Equipment, Inc., HOSTING, Denver Community CU, City Hall Amphitheater, Fairfield & Woods, PC, Cowboy Lounge and locations to be announced.
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